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For one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big — and to turn their ideas into reality.

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. —Publilius Syrus Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week connects people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them exploretheir potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials and many others participated in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings.

Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.

HIGHLIGHTS

 

So much more than just seven days, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an entrepreneurial movement of individuals and organizations: inspiring, connecting and equipping entrepreneurs while showcasing the support that is available to them all year round.

Every year in November, host organizations within each country coordinate a network of partners to run events that inspire and challenge both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

GEW 2010 was the biggest and most successful year yet, with a record 104 countries taking part.

This report highlights the incredible impact of GEW 2010, demonstrating how success was achieved and outlining exciting plans for the future.

To view the full impact report, please click here.